Vera Lynn, WWII Allied Forces Singer, Dead at 103

Vera Lynn, the British singer whose songs provided hope for Allied troops during World War II, died Thursday at 103.

“The family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers at the age of 103,” the singer’s family said in a statement. “Dame Vera Lynn, who lived in Ditchling, East Sussex, passed away earlier today, 18 June 2020, surrounded by her close family.”

Lynn was most known for her songs “The White Cliffs of Dover” and “We’ll Meet Again,” the latter serving as the melody in the ending montage of Stanley Kubrick’s famed movie, “Dr. Strangelove.” Read more…